A bigger future in batteries is looking increasingly likely for Imerys Graphite & Carbon following the acquisition of Japanese anode materials producer, Nippon Power Graphite.
The takeover, which was completed in Q1 after agreeing terms with majority owners Nippon Coke Engineering Co Ltd , gives Imerys the critical spherical graphite coating technology that allows the company to serve the lithium ion battery market directly.
Key to Nippon Power Graphite’s anode materials is a carbon coating technology that adds the finishing touches to either natural spherical graphite or synthetically produced material. The technology to apply this coating . . .